Somewhere in the middle of my preparation for the upcoming season, I took a little break from training and headed to France for a few days of rock climbing.
I had hoped to get a lot of sun on my face while being in the south of France, but instead I had to battle a lot of cold and windy days, wet holds and even a heavy thunderstorm right when I was climbing. Most of the time my down jacket was one of my best friends. 😉
Despite the difficult conditions, I was able to do some hard climbs and I could return home with a thankful heart.
I didn’t do any onsight climbing during the trip. Every time I tried a route, I worked it out first and then did an attempt.
In Saint Léger du Ventoux:
- Rêve de poutre 8c – 1st attempt
- Le Nabab 8b+ – 1st attempt
- Idéal chimérique 8c/+ – 1st attempt (probably first female ascent)
- Le concept 8b+ – 2nd attempt
In Les Auberts:
- L’émêché 8c – 1st attempt (1st female ascent; new route opened by Guillaume Lebret)
Check out this nice article on Grimper.com (in French) by Seb Richard. Thanks Seb for the pictures!